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E D I T O R I A L S -- W« Have a Weapon to Use on the Japs ·fr-HE HORRIFYING, but undoubt- ' edly accurate, reports o£ Japanese tortures of captured American and Filipino troops b r i n g s American blood to the boil. We know now why our marines and soldiers in the southwest Pacific area don't like to take prisoners-they know too well what has happened to their comrades to wish to let their treacherous enemies live. They are seeking not only victory, but revenge. Yet these stories should surprise no one. The Japanese have been that way in all their history--a barbaric race of thieves and murderers whose military conduct would make a headhunter blush for shame. The treatment which they have given the Chinese in occupied territory is much worse than that visited on our captured troops, for it extended to all ages and sexes. History will never record halt o£ the nameless, unprintable horrors which the Japanese have inflicted on China. There seems, to be no way to deal properly with the Japanese within the limits of so-called civilized warfare. They cannot expect mercy, as a military enemy nor as a race. The only treatment that will purge the world of their hideous cruelty must be extermination, just as we strive to ex terminate rats and poisonous snakes. They have put themselves and their nation outside the pale of civilization, and no punishment can be inflicted upon them commensurate with the enormity of their crimes. Whatever may be done to Japan when the time arrives will be insufficient to compensate for her crimes and punish her.people. And while you're seething with fury at these human fiends, remember you have a weapon with which you and all of us can strike them, hard.. Buy more war bonds --and let's all back the attack which will even the score with the Japanese. "THE FOURTH DIMENSION" Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOIE -- B»*cra »ratliiif thiuiclTti l thli ttrrlei t*r qoeiti«ni ·f fftCt--nftl c«anset--tfaonld llfD ItacJr full Dime mi ftddrest and IneUie X ecnti for retcrn p»Uge. AddrMs Glcb-Gazelt« Information B u r « · u. frtitrlt 1. H«!»in. DJnctor. Washlnc- MD. D. C. Look Out Below Oil As a Weapon S PAIN HAS begun to squeak for lack of oil. Shortly after the I Franco government in Madrid a rushed. in to recognize Japan's 1 puppet rule in the Philippines, j! Americans began to ask questions ^ about Spain. First result of this 4 pressure to get hard-boiled with 3 Hitler's helper in Madrid came in I the sudden decision to stop all oil shipments Feb. 1. to Spain beginning Inasmuch as Caribbean oil was virtually Spain's only source of A rather general feeling that he's A. W. O. L. from the war will more than offset the glamor advantage that might come from nominating a military man for president this year. * * * When the first month of 1944 bowed off the stage, Iowa's death toll on her highways stood at 10 more than at the corresponding date in 1943. * * * Living during the depression rather than causing it is - the crime committed by Herbert Hoo- Argentina has * been Hitler's most effective beachhead in the western hemisphere. # # * The end of Hitler Germany will also be the end of Franco Spain. : supply. Franco will have to think j last.- This came after Franco con- I tinued to hold 11 Italian warships J in the Balearics and a number of ;· Spanish blockade runners had 5 been caught. I We have been appeasing Spain S lor many years and all we have 3 received is abuse. There is some * question whether the supplies we S have shipped to Spain have not B found their way into Germany through devious channels. Now *0 the rat-race in Spain has about 55 run its course. ^ We thought Spain was trying * to play square until the recent j fascist riots in Barcelona attacks' ing the British and U. S. consulates ] was followed by a 400,010,000 3 peseta extension of credit by \ Spain to Germany. This was a dead give-away. Now we are cut^ ting off Spain from outside oil. «j Franco's dirty game of diplomacy is about done. His promise to recall the Spanish "Blue" divisions 3 u from the Russian front was never kept, although a few homesick volunteers were returned on furlough. Franco's contribution to Britain was bombs in orange cargoes from Barcelona. Apparently the allies discovered that they couldn't accomplish much in Argentina as long as the Falan- gists pulled the strings from Madrid and Berlin. The embargo of oil to Spain should be followed by a crackdown on Franco or a break in diplomatic relations to let that crooked little dictator know we mean business. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. HEADACHES CLASSIFIED "CPEAKING of dyspepsia, as we ^ were the other day," said the seer of Hosed ale, Dr. Adrian Gibbs, "I always sort of classify headache and dyspepsia together. "For one thing they both lead to confused thinking- Doctors are as likely to get mixed up on triem as patients. 'I have known, in my time, 4 and 20 captains of revolt,' said the old cardinal, in Browning's play. Well, I have known 4 and 20 kinds of headaches in my time--neuralgia, pelvic, bilious, gastric, intestinal absorption, uric acid and some o£ them" are still mentioned but mostly they h a v e gone their way. "The occasional, or acute, headache is not usually hard to figure out. Any oncoming fever or influenza, or stopped nose, or spell of overwork will bring it on. The hangover headache should be an awful lesson, but too often it isn't. Th'e young occasional drunk has the hangover headache. The old, regular boozer doesn't have a headache--he feels bad all over, every morning--and ascribes it to the whole world. That hangover headache is Nature's warning to the young drunk. "The acute headache is easy enough to cure. Treat the cause, or go to bed, or take that good old forgotten, reliable--5 grains of acetanilid. But don't take it daily or you'll turn blue, like that ornament to the circuit bench, who was once a patient of mine. "The chronic headaches, the everyday headaches--in the sense that the doctors see them every day--have been ascribed to everything on earth. But my observations teach me that they can be reduced to 4 kinds: "Eye strain, the people who need glasses, or, it they have glasses, properly fitting glasses. You can spot 'em because they are Pros ond Cons interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges All Right For Fighting Men But-Iowa City Press-Citizen: The regimentation of military life is an unfortunate but necessary consequence of war. To regiment civilian life further would, we believe, rather lower the morale of the country than raise the morale of the fighting forces. Further, it would seem that better application of present controls, not more controls, is the answer to our major production problems. Support For Senator Butler Hampton Chronicle: Senator Butler of Nebraska is doing a fine work in enlightening the public on the Good Neighbor Policy operation, and it appears the idea is correct, but the nudealers are doing so much boondoggling that the policy is not functioning as it should. After all, can you buy a good neighbor? A Bouquet For Hoover Fairmont Sentinel: In Collier's, Herbert Hoover outlines sensible methods and measures for after the war recovery. They'll not be followed, not because they are not best for the country, but because they are presented by a very able, practical, sensible, republican ex- president. We are like that in our partisanship. Hoover's Unhappy Faculty- Charles City Press: Former President Hoover is considered a very smart man, but extremely unpopular and if he should happen to be manager of the Dewey campaign, as 'has been intimated, it will be a serious mistake, as he has the unhappy faculty of making enemies wherever he goes. Did 'Butler Turn The Trick? Lincoln, Nebr., Star: No doubt Hugh Butler's recent S o u t h American visit was the culminating gesture which convinced the Argentine government of the error of its ways. Senator Butler has been so helpful -- or has he? -in all these matters! Above Our Ability To Pay B e 1 m o n d Independent: The value of the service given by men on the battle fronts would be difficult to estimate. It is certainly above any remuneration that might be given in dollars and cents. A Tip From Abraham Lincoln Albert Lea Tribune: While planning for free nations after the war, let's remember what Abraham Lincoln said: "Sheep and wolves never agree on the definition of freedom." Some "No" Men Needed Decorah Journal: If only he had a few more "no" men like the late Louis Howe around him instead of so many "YES" men, Does (he law provide for (he naturalization of servicemen overseas? Men and women serving outside the United States may have citizenship granted by an administrative officer without going through the usual procedure. What are some of (be words, other than proper names, which appear only once in the Bible? Girl, grandmother, reverend, circle, eternity, success. What Is the significance of the Zero Slonument in St. Augustine, Fla. It marks the end of the old Spanish Trail which once led to Pensacola, thence to California/ Where did the hollyhock ori; inate? It was developed from .the wild mallow, a native of Syria. Is the republican national convention always held first or is there some agreement between the 2 parties concerning this matter? It has been the custom evei since the origin of the republican party 'for the republican convention to be held first. How many men does it take to launch a ship? More than 100 trained men. What causes wines to differ in color? The color of the grape skins from which they were made. How many Chinese will be ad' mitted to the United States each year? 10B. Who was the co-pilot of Colin OBSERVING When We Take Rome find in recent dispatches in the Swiss Gazette de Lausanne a preview of the isery and suffering which awaits lied troops when they take over 16 "Eternal City," as they'll be oing one of these days before ng. Nazi requisitioning and fascist aefficiency have produced pathe- c food and water shortages in ome. The people there have not asted milk for months. Fats are carce and even oranges, never efore restricted, have been ra- oned in the January allotment : about one-half pound a person. Recently the potato supply, up- n which the Roman population ad been chiefly dependent, gave ut, according to the Stockholm idninge'n of Jan. 20, It described le reaction of Roman housewives s follows: "They stormed the .commissipn- r's office and beat up officials efore patrols managed to restore rder. About 300 persons were rrested, and some are expected o be tried by special courts." "As a result of air raids Rome s for the third time this week md for the 8th time since the fall f fascism without drinking wa- er, as the town's chief water mains are destroyed. The water ·emaining in some reservoirs is luarded by soldiers, and none may ;o nearer than 100 .meters." Kelly's plane? Second Lt. Donald D. Robins. What was done with the firs cold carried to Europe from th New World? It was presented'to the pope b Ferdinand and Isabella and use to gild the roof of S. Maria Ma giore in Rome. educated, as Claude Arrau, Chilian pianist,'and Guiomar Novaes, irazilian woman pianist. T h e n heir influence grows all around hem." It's a most interesting thought and one to which as the years ass, we'll need to give more earnest consideration here in America. --V-Raymond Clapper have regarded Raymond "If it'll make you feel any better, think of it n bacon drippings!" Encouraging Genius dip into a personal letter received from a Mason City lover of good music for this thought-provoking ex- "Do you think as a nation we have grown up enough to subsidize real musical genius so that persons thus possessed would be free to pursue music all t h e i r lives? "Sibelius has been pensioned for years by Finland and he has steadily grown in influence all over the world. Shostakovitch^ young Russian composer, too is paid a steady income to create music. "Also I remember, in S o u t h America, the governments senc outstanding musical people to be The Day's Bouquet - Clapper as the ablest of all W a s h i n g t p n column- sis. For one thing, he resisted the impulse--fatal to many others-to "slant" his writings to his own viewpoint or that of his employers. I was privileged to spend a couple hours with him once, just after he had returned from a visit to bombed England. He had a great story and he told it quite effectively, although he was not as skillful at public address as at writing. Fame had come to him but he was still the modest lad who had grown up in Kansas, attended the university there and taken his first newspaper job on the Kansas City Star, cradle for many a journalistic great! The news that he had gone to his death in an airplane crash over the Marshall islands came as a real shock to me. He has died as gallantly as any fighting man in pursuit of his professional duty -- keeping Americans informed about their war. To THE PLYMOUTH COMMU-' NITY--Tor its series of. recep^ ions for boys h o m e on leave',| _!rom active combat service. The ith of these parties was staged Tuesday night for Marine Pvt. ] Bud" Koci, 1 of the first 20 Americans to set foot on Tarawa. I know of no other community doing so fine a job of show- ng appreciation to the men who J fight. Mason City Globe-Gazette AD A. W. LEE NEWSFAFEB Issue Every Week Day by the Maion City Globe-Gaiette PublUhlnr Ca. ... last State Street. Telennoce MOO ]\ Friday February 4, 1941 LEE P. LOOMI3 . . . . Publisher W. EABL HALL - M»D«rint Edltar ENOCH A. KOEEM . . City Edltar LLOTD L. GEE* . Adrertiilcr Mar. Entered as second-class matter April ( 17. 13:!0, at the postotfice at Mason City. I Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Th« . Associated Press Is exclusively entitled S to the use for republicaUon of all cewjj dispatches credited to it or not otherwiSL credited in this paper and also tba localg news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year. $10 i Mason City and Clear Lake by week. 20el Outside lew Mila Zone--Per year, f 10: I 6 months 55.50: 3 months S3; 1 month $1.1 Oulslde Uasen City and Clear Lak« aadl Within 100 BIile» of Mu«n City and 1 Outside of «h« Carrier District* af I M»ioo City aud Clear Lake: Per year by carrier --............ .$10.001 Per week by carrier 5 .201 Per year by mail ....$7.00] By mail 6 months $ 3.79 ] S 1.00 * .70 ] By mail 3 moriths By mail 1 month ... all right in the inorning, but in the evening after using their eyes all day the head aches. "You can spot the high blood pressure headache, loo, because it comes on in middle age. "The other 2 kinds are worry headaches and migraine. "Worry headaches, or nervous headaches, are a good deal like the dyspeptics. I use worry in a broad, generic sense--people for whom the world is too much, the maladjusted, the grouches, and, Roosevelt would be a greater favorite than he is. Editorial of Day A DIRTY CARTOON W ·^ *. C ·. I maiaajusiea, me groucnes. ana, Democracy at brake |especially, the idle. Dyspeptics be- TVfAYBE there's reason in war^" time expediency to gain whatever advantage we can from the recent about-face done by the Hamirez government in Argentina. But let's not blind ourselves to the fundamental fact of the situation. When it was a matter of free choice, Ramirez and his fascist cronies sided in with the axis. It wasn't that they loved either Hitler or Hirohilo. It was rather that they are rotten apples out of the same barrel. T h e Argentine government, holding power only because il controls the army, is essentially fascist. If democracy came to Argentina--and surely that's what We want--Ramirez and his clique would automatically have to move out. In nothing that we do under the pretext of expediency should we foreclose on the development of a long overdue democracy in Argen tina, or in any other Latin American country for that matter. ong to the same classes. "Some people are weak in the tomach and some arc weak in the head. When the world doesn't ;uit 'em that's when they ache. "Medicine won't do the worry leadachc any good--just forms a labit. They need psychology. Diversion is a splendid remedy for ihcm. Sometimes it has to be dras- .ic. I knew a woman who found when her husband died that instead of being rich he left a lot of debts and a shaky business. She had to pitch in and get the business back on its (eet, and she did a good job. And it cured her lifelong headaches. "Migraine, or sick headache, is real enough. It comes on periodically. The victim usually knows ahead of lime when one of 'my' headaches is coming on. That's one way of spotting it--they own it; it is 'my' headaches. It is called sick headache because there are often stomach symptoms too--· lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting. Sometimes the stomach symptoms show up without the headache. Then they may be called ·bilious attacks.' They ought to be called abdominal migraine. T. EVJUE in Madison Capital-Times: It was a dirty and reprehensible cartoon -- the one which appeared y^terday morning in the Chicago Tribune, the paper which always hits below the belt. Printed in the midst ot the burning resentment which has swept America following the publication of the Bataan atrocity stories, the cartoon shows General MacArthur standing behind a wire fence looking toward the Philippines with a vengeful eye. The wire fence which the Tribune depicts as holding MacArthur back carries the label: "Made In Washingtpn. D. C." Is there any institution in the country which has built more wive fences and obstructions against the successful prosecution of the war than the Chicago i Tribune? j Congressman Elmer .1. Holland was right when he attacked the McCormick-Patterson newspaper group--the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and the Washington Times-Herald -- on the floor ot congress in this language: "Separate their editorials from the trappings of a large city newspaper, publish them as a separate book, and read them as a continuous theme. You will see the net effect is to preach defeatism among our civilians and mutiny among our soldiers, to spread dismay among our allies, and to create joy in the hearts ot our cn- I emies." REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Miss Huntley sang a beautifu solo at the Baptist church Sunda morning and in the evening th c h o i r rendered Mendelssohn "Evening Hymn." The duet pa was taken by Mrs. Moore and Mis Howe. Many favorable commen were received by the singers ove the fine execution of that beaut ful and difficult piece. One of the most novel as well a enjoyable social events of the sea son was given by Mrs. S. R. Miles Monday to about 40 guests . . . . After the collation each guest was given some subject from which to make a pencil sketch. Will Patton, who has been practicing making signs for the Bell, was declared the winner, and his drawing of Tom, the Piper's Son was declared to be first in merit. THIRTY YEARS'AGO At the conference yesterday of the committee of the G. A. R. and the W. R. C. and the civic league, it was decided that the G. A. R. would not relinquish the assembly room in the courthouse to the civic league as a city rest room. The committee from the league proposed that the Post and the W. R. C. accept a room in the K. P. building but the members of the committees refused the offer. Effective yesterday, R. E. Robertson is in charge of the county road system of Cerro Gordo county, vice Ben P. Larapert, who has resigned. Mr. Robertson comes highly recommended and is expected to keep the work on the high plane which it reached under Engineer Lamport, and his predecessor, W. H. Root- TWENTY YEARS AGO Plans for launching a drive to raise $300,000 for a Y. M. C. A. building in Mason City next May were announced by C. H- McNider, chairman of a special advisory committee, at the annual meeting of the association at the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening to 175 supporters of the organization. Besides Mr. McNider the committee is made up ot B. C. Way, C. W. Damon, Jay E. Decker, W. E. Brice, B. C. Keeler and Alan Beck. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Potter were hosts at a dinner and bridge Monday evening. Covers were laid for Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lorenz, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kaye, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Jay lind- sey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Felt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barlow and Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. MacGregor. TEN YEARS AGO Delavan Holman, son of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Holman, 615 Second street, N. E. who is now teaching in the department of pharmacology at McGill university, Montreal, Canada, will enter the Rockefeller Foundation, New York Cfty, in the department of internal medicine July 1. He has been at McGill university for the past 4 years. David Holman, brother of Delavan, plans to complete the course in medicine at the University of Iowa in June and will take his internship at Rochester, N. Y., beginning July I. Dr. S. S. Westly of Ma ^ speak on "Europe in Retrospect 1 the annual membership banquet of the Y. W. C. A. Tuesday evening. Mrs. C. G. Maudsley will sing and the College Y quartet will be heard. nly will spect" at Clover Couplets By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center SOCIAL CIRCLES In social circles I've been told That geometric rules don't hold. And so, triangles Are found there Because somebody wasn't nqnart. I" " A/Off/Of PWT/ GOTTA. ,H£K£ COMES -THE AMBULANCE NOW: THEY CANT ALL BE PEAP/ BREflTHING.'THANIf HEAVENS/ WHUT DYA. U MEAM? ..ViJH TWO HAIN'T OVER -O1H SEE ME! WE WERE OVER. AT DON'T vOORRY, KNOT ...ITS BElM NICE. TilH ViJH VJHAN I FEEL UlKE A-SOCKlN 1 IN THUH NOSE!'. VOilB HOUSE 1.AST." HAIP'.,.5HOR',I KNOW ... DOMT you K.MOIO AMVTHlNS ABOUT ETIQUETTE WJHUT ETTE-CAT STUFF IS" NONSEMSE/WOSDS CAN NEVER ISN'T IT WONDERFUL? TOO VOJOERFUL TO at TRUE! HOW CAN I EVER THANK *OL TWO DABLIMG CHH.OHEM? YOUDOM'TNEEDTO. WE OUGHT TO WANK vou FOR THE FLJM V»E HAD FIMDtMG IT.' 8OMOS MY FATHER LEPT ME.' EVEBYTHING.' IT'S ALU HEBE: RERfly VOL). 1 HERE-OUT OF THE BOX YOU FOUND- , -^ LET ME GlVC \O U-.... i BUT DO I HAVE TO STAKID OH/ PAKOCU ME.' M'DEAR, CAWT YOU / SURE- SO YOU 5E£, LW GODIVA-A5 OAKY) AS RECOVE(?ED THIS MOWEY, YOU HAVE TO PARADC J CAMELOT/ - AT ROSTVIHEN I STAFFED WRITINGTOTH1S WASAU.NFUN-- r~. 1 NES.GO VOU KNOW--HE / WAS LONESOME" VJELL YJE HAD NENEB SEEM EACH OTH£G- --BUT H£'DWI2jrE AND SAV HOW BEAUTIFUL I MUSTBE-FI20M7HE WAV I RN ALLY US ASKED FOI2. MV PHOTO LETTERS-ANO IGUES5H6! 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